Why should you take the risk and search for an online pharmacy, when you can just go to the nearest drugstore? What are generics and how can you personally benefit from them?
First of all, I recommend you to review the Generic Drugs article on Wikipedia – it will answer most of the questions regarding these products. And in this post let’s focus strictly on benefits:
Benefit #1 – Money
While offering exactly the same quality, generic drugs let you save up to 70-80% of the price of the branded products. The difference in prices comes from the fact that generic manufacturers have almost zero marketing and research expenses to cover.
Benefit #2 – Anonymity
Some deceases are considered shameful in our imperfect society. It is absolutely wrong, but it doesn’t make it easier to buy medicines to cure illness. Buying drugs online helps avoiding undesired personal contact. Actually, this is true for all online purchases.
Benefit #3 – Availability
Generic medications assortment is very broad and since it is a worldwide market, there is almost no chance of shortage for any product. For example, due to widespread of “swine” flu a couple of years ago a drug called “Tamiflu” was nearly impossible to buy in local US drugstores, and at the same time its generic version was easily accessible in most of online generic pharmacies.
These simple reasons make generics worth buying for me. But of course, only from trustworthy online pharmacies.